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    Rating Agencies Call MBIA Settlement Positive

    May 09, 2013

    Just when it looked like bond insurer MBIA was on the ropes it came through with a settlement that is getting the thumbs up from industry observers.

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    Commercial Rates Rising, but Defying Traditional Market Cycle

    September 10, 2012

    The property and casualty insurance market continues to achieve single-digit rate increases but analysts maintain there is little indication drivers are in place for a shift to a hard market.

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    CFA Report: Good Points on Bad Data?

    March 01, 2012

    Longtime insurance veteran Charles L. Ruoff, president of the consulting firm CR Market Strategies Inc., says a recent report from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) raises some valid points concerning a shrinking marketplace and the need for the industry to take on more risk, such as flood coverage. (Released...

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    CFA Report Makes Good Points Based on Bad Data

    February 24, 2012

    A report from the Consumer Federation of America critical of the homeowners-insurance marketplace raises some good points, but is based on erroneous data, says an industry consultant.

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    Industry Seeing Rate Increases, But Market Swing Not Expected Yet

    July 29, 2011

    While there are doubts about whether the property and casualty insurance industry is getting set to enter a hard-market cycle, it increasingly looks like rates are beginning to stabilize in many lines, according to observations by an industry report and some chief executives.

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    Market Swing Delayed To 2013?

    July 25, 2011

    The property and casualty industry’s figures may not be as bad as some believe, and because of that a change in the soft-market direction may be delayed until the beginning of 2013, says an industry consultant.

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    U.S. Reinsurance Could Be a Good Buy, or Hard-Market Indicator

    June 17, 2011

    Reinsurance carriers are either a great stock to buy or an indicator of a hard-market turn, depending on how catastrophes shake out this hurricane season, say experts.

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    Insurer Outlook Not So Rosy

    May 16, 2011

    The outlook for the insurance industry is not so rosy as reserve releases and other economic trends are putting pressure on company performance, according to two industry observers.

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    Analysts Say Markets Primed For Increases

    April 11, 2011

    Some analysts say a combination of factors is conspiring to make rate increases for both commercial and personal lines inevitable, possibly by the beginning of next year.

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    Analysts Say Markets Primed For Increases

    April 07, 2011

    Analysts say a combination of factors is conspiring to make rate increases for both commercial and personal lines inevitable, possibly by the beginning of next year.